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On Christmas Day 1653, a few weeks after Oliver Cromwell had been sworn in as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, a minister named John Boatman insisted on conducting a festive Communion service at his church in Norwich. […]

Sam Bostock
Anthony Milton
Monday, May 1st 2023

I. With this slim but punchy volume Michael Lynch has provided students of theology with a piece of very solid scholarship on an important figure and his contribution to a surprisingly understudied topic: the doctrine of the atonement in early modern Reformed theology. John Davenant (1571-1641) was a prominent Church of England minister and theologian. […]

Sam Bostock
Monday, January 24th 2022

Titles: Theologians and Contract Law: The Moral Transformation of the Ius Commune (ca. 1500–1650)By Wim Decock Lutheran Theology and Contract Law in Early Modern Germany (ca. 1520–1720)By Paulo Astorri The two intimidating looking studies that form the basis of this review essay might not appear to be promising territory for students of Reformation theology. They […]

Sam Bostock
Wim Decock
Monday, November 1st 2021

The History of Scottish TheologyEdited by David Fergusson and Mark W. ElliottOxford University Press, 20191,280 pages (hardcover), $125 per volume (3 vols.) What comes to mind when we read the title of these volumes? Maybe the “Great Scots” worthies like John Knox, Samuel Rutherford, or Ebenezer Erskine, or perhaps the dramatic events that punctuate Scottish […]

Sam Bostock
David Fergusson
Thursday, July 1st 2021

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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